1. COVID- 19

    Some reasons for optimism in the wake of crises. By Gary Rynhart.

    22 January 2021

    The Covid-19 pandemic has seen accelerated use and deployment of technology, from remote work and distributed workforces to online conferences, tele-medicine and online education. This will have profound implications for the future, but there is room for optimism.

  2. In Business Soft Skills

    Overcoming the soft skills gap and COVID-19 challenges for women factory and office workers

    17 December 2020

    The ILO, in partnership with the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and Nestlé piloted the first In Business Online Soft Skills Training to develop soft skills of women and to support their livelihoods during COVID-19.

  3. News

    Thriving in the digital economy: opportunities for EBMOs

    01 December 2020

    To remain strong, independent and effective representatives of their members, Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs) should strive to be role models for members and reflect their members’ best business practices.

  4. © ILO 2021

    COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    Cash flow the biggest problem facing business during COVID-19 crisis

    27 November 2020

    Micro and small enterprises worst affected by COVID-19 pandemic, says a survey of 4,500 enterprises in 45 countries.

  5. News

    The Federation of Egyptian Industries and ILO explore improving prospects for refugees and Egyptian host communities.

    25 November 2020

    Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS) and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Egypt’s largest employers’ organisation, organised two rounds of a capacity development workshop for employers in Alexandria and Cairo.

  6. GB roundup

    A look back at the 340th session of the ILO Governing Body

    17 November 2020

    The November 2020 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 14 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  7. News

    Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) explores, with ILO support, the cost and causes of rising industrial disputes in Ghana.

    01 November 2020

    Considering that the rising level of industrial disputes could negatively impact the cost of production and productivity of enterprises and might be aggravated by tensions within enterprises resulting from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, GEA, with the support of the ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACTEMP), conducted a survey to investigate the cost and underlying causes of the rising industrial disputes in the country and its effects.

  8. News

    Rapid assessments of the EBMOs in Western Balkans and Ukraine reveal the challenges and needs faced by enterprises in navigating and recovering from COVID-19

    29 October 2020

    The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures have caused significant losses and disruptions to enterprises in Western Balkans and Ukraine. To collect evidence on how the pandemic is impacting enterprises’ operations and viability, EBMOs in the region conducted countrywide surveys, which importantly identified relevant support measures for business continuity and recovery. Carried out online between mid-April and May 2020, the surveys reached 2,149 enterprises in six countries. The survey was based on the ILO ACT/EMP “Enterprise survey tool: Assessing the needs of enterprises resulting from COVID-19” and was conducted in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

  9. News

    Ghana Employers' Association (GEA) and the ILO collaborate to foster transition to formality in the country

    14 October 2020

    GEA with the support of ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACTEMP) conducted a needs assessment survey and identified areas of possible support amid the COVID-19 outbreak for transition to the formal economy

  10. Women in business and management

    MALKIA - Women Managers Rise Up: Skilling for Success

    30 September 2020

    ITC-ACT/EMP launched MALKIA a new online training. MALKIA is a learning and coaching package for women managers with team responsibilities.